In China, raise the age of consent for sex scandals with minorsPictolic
Communist China, oddly enough, until recently, belonged to adult sexual relations with minors is fairly loyal. But a series of loud sex scandals that have occurred in recent years, forcing the authorities to reconsider the point of view on this question in the direction of tightening of the rules. What was the cause of vigorous debate raising age of consent in China?
By 2015, the underage sex in the PRC was legal if it was for money. The age of consent in the country is 14, which allows rapists to use the inexperience of a child to satisfy his lust. It is worth mentioning that the legal age for marriage in China is 20 for women and 22 years for men.
Attention to this important issue once again attracted a blatant case. 14-year-old girl was the victim of violence by her guardian. A rapist is a successful lawyer and a very wealthy man from Yantai city, was arrested by the police, despite overwhelming evidence provided by the victim of a crime.
Soon from Beijing to Yantai was sent to the Commission, which was to establish the cause of the inactivity of guards of the law and, if necessary, to carry out an independent on-site investigation. The public reaction was more than adequate — three companies broke contracts with the suspect, and social networks turned against him the whole company.
He's a rapist at this time was at home on bail. Behind him was placed under surveillance since the investigators had some doubts about the veracity of the testimony as a suspect in a crime and its victim. Attention of police was attracted by the mother of the child, which so easily allowed to become the guardian of the girl unmarried man.
An important role in this unpleasant story is given to the Chinese media, who behaved extremely unprofessional. In pursuit of a sensational journalist almost daily interviewed a lawyer who presented himself the victim of slanderers and extortionists. This was the fact that the audience has created a one-sided perception of reality and gradually against the suspect began to change in a diametrically opposite direction.
Since then 4 years have passed and the victim of a rapist for 18 years. As by law she can give an interview to the press gave her a real hunt, which continues to this day. The girl already tried to commit suicide and was forced to leave his native city, where she is pointing.
To bring the rapist to the answer in the case that the victim was 14 years old, is very difficult. In the case that occurred in Artane, the girl has reached this age. In China such cases are regulated in accordance with the law on sexual violence, but in this case you need to prove that the victim did not receive money, gifts or other benefits for sexual acts and was compelled by force.
Old documents say that 800 years ago, in the era of the song dynasty, sex with a girl under the age of 10 years, was marked by corruption, despite the many other circumstances. It was an event for justice of the time. The irony is that in our day a similar verdict to also not easy.
When the Qing dynasty was a period when victims of sexual violence had worse. If a woman, regardless of age, accused the man of violence, she had to assume the burden of proof. If during the investigation it became clear that in the process of violence, she continued to resist, then turned from victim to accused and were sentenced to 80 lashes. The same thing it did in the case could not prove the guilt of the rapist.
A social worker conducts a conversation with a girl providing sexual services
Strange, but the millennial pedophile lobby in China have been shaken only in 2015, when after a scandal involving civil servants and underage prostitutes was repealed the law authorizing them to teach children sex for money. Until this moment adult men could without fear of accusations of rape to use the services of young prostitutes.
The case was shifted from a dead point and in the country talking about raising the age of consent. Attorney van Unmei, one of the most active proponents of law reform believes that the bar should be raised to 18, and the punishment for the molesters and rapists be possible to toughen. The lawyer believes that in 14 years the child is unable fully to adequately assess the situation and all the blame for the incident should be assigned exclusively to the adult male.
I must say that China is not the only country in the world where pedophiles was operating with the tacit consent of the law. Recently revealed a dirty story of the so-called "Berlin experiment" Dr. Helmut Canter, in which orphaned boys who gave profane perverts with the consent of the authorities.